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Weather or Not Thunderstorm ChallengeThunderstorm Challenge

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Weather or Not Thunderstorm Challenge Online Course

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Get ready to fire up up your Cessna 172 for a VFR cross-country flight from New Jersey’s Cape May County Airport to Erie, Pennsylvania. But be prepared to deal with pop-up thunderstorms, deteriorating weather, on-board and ATC radar realities, and fuel concerns. You’ll make critical go/no-go decisions on this 300-nm route. If you’re interested in experiencing where your decisions lead, then this course if for you. You’ll even have the option to try different flight paths to see various decision outcomes.

This course qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings.

What you will learn:

  • Making appropriate go/no-go decisions
  • In-cockpit weather strategies
  • Limitations of ATC weather radar
  • Best practices for thunderstorm avoidance
  • How to resist get-there-itis
  • When diverting is a good option
  • Tablet: Compatible
    Length: 30 mins
    Topic: Thunderstorm Avoidance
    FAA WINGS: Eligible
    Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

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